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Fundamentals of Work Comp Law - Part 8, Final 05/10/2003
State: CA | Segment: | 2050 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The following article is the eighth and final in a series for attorneys and other professionals just getting started in workers' compensation. A list of the earlier segments is at the end of this article. This article presents an excellent checklist for the start of an applicant's practice. ...Read More
Grouped Surgical Procedures and the ACS List 05/10/2003
State: CA | Segment: | 1311 | 0
Workers' Compensation Auditor and Bill Review Specialist, Mary Saxon, recently humbled the experts at workcompcentral.com with the following question: "In regards to outpatient surgery facility fees and CA: "When using the ACS Grouper List and rates should multiple surgeries from t...Read More
Aggressive, Conservative Low Back Alternative 04/26/2003
State: CA | Segment: | 862 | 0
Lower back pain is one of the major medical problems plaguing individuals, sports enthusiasts and members of the work place. 85% of Americans will suffer from some sort of lower back injury in their lifetime. A percentage of these individuals will be diagnosed with conditions that, in today's medica...Read More
Work Comp as an Employer Marketing Tool 04/26/2003
State: CA | Segment: | 842 | 0
Workers' compensation is typically viewed upon as a cost item for most employers - that line item on the budget that recently has grown out of control adding millions of dollars in cost to business' ability to earn a profit. But at this moment in current history employers have a very unique opportun...Read More
Business Writing for the Claims Examiner 04/26/2003
State: CA | Segment: | 873 | 0
The workers compensation claims examiner is probably the ultimate example of the old school educational emphasis on the three r's: reading, [w]riting and [a]rithmetic. The claims examiner needs be adept at math for performing calculations related to disability and indemnity. Reading all day long is ...Read More
Selecting a QRR Does the Choice Matter? 04/26/2003
State: CA | Segment: | 1177 | 0
Some applicant attorneys and claim examiners adamantly insist on using only certain counselors. Others maintain that the choice of QRR doesn't matter - the plan will cost $16,000 regardless of the QRR selected so why bother negotiating or disputing a particular choice? Who is right? ...Read More
Fundamentals of Work Comp Law - Part 7 04/26/2003
State: CA | Segment: | 6346 | 0
The following article is the seventh in a series for attorneys and other professionals just getting started in workers' compensation. A list of the earlier segments is at the end of this article. This article goes over the review process including reconsideration and appellate review. Aut...Read More
Should You Settle Vocational Rehabilitation? 04/12/2003
State: CA | Segment: | 2276 | 0
Injured workers received a bonus in recently passed California legislation with the amendment of Labor Code section 4646 and CCR section ...Read More
Rehabilitation Settlements - A Defense Analysis 04/12/2003
State: CA | Segment: | 859 | 0
L. C. section 4646 and CCR section 10131.2 provide that prospective VR benefits and services for ...Read More
Troubling Thomas Dilemma - Questions & Answers 04/12/2003
State: CA | Segment: | 1320 | 0
Question: When an applicant's case is settled with a Thomas C&R, what is the effect on the lien claimants? Answer: The employer offers them 10 cents on the dollar. If the lien claimants refuse to acce...Read More
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